Libra - August 2019
Hey Libra! You will be charming the birds out of their trees again in August, as Jupiter finally turns direct on the 12th in your house of communication! You may have had cause to reflect in the last few months, on how effective your methods of self-expression are in getting your point across, as over talking and over thinking seemed to plague your conversations. It’s time to put your newly honed talking and listening skills to good use now, and do what you do best; making everyone around you feel valued and appreciated. Jupiter’s trine with the Sun and Venus during the first fortnight of the month is very promising for social networking and interacting with social groups; you will probably find your social calendar is full now and others will be keen to spend some time around you. This is also an excellent period for working on charitable or other humanitarian causes; you will make a significant impact with your compassion and tolerance.
Uranus is closely linked to the lunar cycle this month, squaring up to the new Moon of the 1st to create unexpected changes in your friendship group. Overall, new Moon energy is positive and inspirational; some brand new, exciting friends are likely to arrive in your world at this time. But there may be some conflict or unwelcome surprises to deal with in existing friendships before you can embrace these positive vibrations. A key feature of these issues looks to be people you trust breaking your confidence, and this is likely to lead to a little upset and disappointment. The full Moon of the 13th will help you to see a way forward if ties need to be severed. August is a black moon month, meaning that a second new Moon will edge in towards the month end, and this takes place on the 30th in your house of secrets. Uranus’s energy is more positive here, and sends some highly spiritual and psychic energy to work with.
Family life receives a double whammy of karmic energy this month from Saturn and the Moon’s south node, in conjunction now until the end of October. Saturn pushes you to face up to the mistakes of the past, and the south node brings you back to patterns of behaviour which have persisted over time and need to be dealt with. Handling family problems effectively at this time, therefore, means looking back, to see what went wrong and how forgiveness can be offered. This transit also turns your attention to older relatives and the support they need from you, and you might have to make a choice in the last fortnight of August between two loved ones who both want your help. Pluto’s influence here also continues to raise issues of power and manipulation among relatives, and urges you to take back control of your domestic world.
Energy levels could struggle during the last ten days of the month, with both Mars and the Sun arriving in the part of your chart where everything lies hidden or submerged. These are two powerhouses of vitality, and when they are both out of action it can be hard to get motivated. Take care of yourself and get some extra rest. Venus and Mars will also be together here after the 23rd and into the first week of September, and this is a time for working behind the scenes on important artistic projects. You may feel that your skills are being somewhat overlooked at this time, but when these planets move on next month the spotlight will be yours. Have a great month!